People with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which makes it hard for some people to learn to read, write and spell correctly. It is estimated that perhaps 6-8% of the population live with dyslexia. Please try to ensure that the choices offered to people with dyslexia allow them equal access, e.g club rules are put on tape/CD, club notes are read out to them.

A person with dyslexia may :

  • have experienced early speech and language problems

  • confuse directions like left and right

  • have difficulty remembering common sequences such as the days of the week or the alphabet

  • have poor pen control and awkward handwriting

  • mix up the sounds of words and order of numbers

  • be unable to pair speech sounds with letters and vice versa

  • confuse letters and words that look somewhat alike (e.g b/d, p/q, m/w, n/u, was/saw, cat/act, from/form)

  • have difficulty copying down words and numbers

  • have specific dificulties in arithmetic

  • have problems recalling names of words or objects

  • have problems in getting their thoughts on paper. Spelling problems may persist and reading aloud may be difficult.